Associate Director, Information Technology

Arabella Advisors
July 24, 2019
Washington, DC
Job Type


You are mission driven and action oriented. You love to get involved, and work as part of a team to accomplish something great. Any job is your job if it helps the team succeed, and you thrive on variety. Today, you’re looking for a role where you can use those traits to make a real difference in the world by advancing the most important social issues facing humanity today.

If that sounds like you, Arabella Advisors can’t wait to meet you!


Arabella Advisors is looking for a detail-oriented and collaborative Associate Director for its Information Technology team. This role manages and provides expertise across Arabella’s Office365 systems. The Associate Director will lead system enhancements and work across Arabella to ensure system investments are being properly leveraged.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Drive continual improvement of the firm’s Office365 systems and tools, working closely with internal teams to facilitate increased adoption and knowledge
  • Manage deliverables of in house, customer-facing payment systems
  • Manage relationships with IT contractors and vendors
  • Provide regular staff training and outreach related to optimum system use
  • Research and recommend potential new software systems
  • Look for and recommend ways to better leverage software investments
  • Lead software implementations and migrations
  • Partner with IT Senior Director and other key stakeholders in scoping needs for technology projects and enhancements

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical/related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness that spurs innovation and problem solving
  • Highly detailed and organized
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and manage shifting priorities and deadlines
  • In depth Office365 experience, particularly in SharePoint and Teams
  • Experience with building and troubleshooting integrations between Salesforce and Office365
  • Strong knowledge of scripting with PowerShell
  • Experience working inside of Azure – particularly Automation, Blob Storage, Functions, and LogicApps
  • Salesforce admin and/or development experience a plus
  • Experience working with Dynamics family of accounting systems a plus
  • Power BI experience a plus


Our Core Competencies:

  • The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to address complex service matters, and to implement and communicate service changes to everyone involved
  • The ability to manage large-scale and cross-firm projects, including delegating and managing all resources, identifying and implementing improved processes, monitoring consistency across project teams, and providing direction and support to teammates
  • The ability to generate consensus among key decision makers through effective relationship management
  • The ability to help effectively communicate difficult messages; to adapt style, tone, and content to meet various needs; and to coach teammates on crafting content
  • The ability to draw upon the capabilities of all team members to achieve desired results; encourages and facilitates compromise, inclusive teamwork and productive dialogues to achieve goals
  • The ability to use available resources and feedback to continually develop mastery in your role and facilitate team and project-level learning
  • The ability to solve complex challenges by identifying innovative solutions and facilitating coordination with others


About Arabella Advisors


Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and

networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.



About Arabella's Managed Nonprofit Organizations Team


Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation, global health, and civic engagement.

Working with Us


We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more.


To encourage work/life balance we offer flexible work options. Our office is an open space with cubicles and standing desks and informal work areas. Our salaries are closer to the range of a nonprofit and our benefits are excellent. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours

of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to six federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive religious holidays and your birthday.


We have a competitive health package that includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.



How to apply


Submit a resume and a one-page cover online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.


We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.


While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.


We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.